Conservationists say the decision by Australia's chemical regulator to allow the continued use of a toxic weed killer could kill the Great Barrier Reef.
November 29, 2012 - Australian Broadcasting Company
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has approved the continued use of most Diuron products, with some restrictions on sugarcane and pineapple crops.
The herbicide is used to control agricultural weeds and algae near creeks, rivers and waterways. Nick Heath from the World Wildlife Fund says it is a sad day for the Great Barrier Reef.,, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-29/fears-weed-killer-decision-a-death-knell-for-barrier-reef/4398228